2012 Primary, Darke County…
Meet your Candidates
before you Vote
By Bob Robinson
In a little under two months, Darke County voters will be asked to make
a choice between the candidates for three countywide positions.
Those candidates for which you will cast your vote on March 6 are as
follows (all Republican):
Juvenile Probate Court Judge: Sitting appointed Judge Jason Aslinger or
Attorney James Detling.
Darke County Commissioner: Incumbent Diane Delaplane or her challenger,
Darke County Clerk of Courts: Incumbent Cindy Pike or her challenger,
You will have multiple opportunities to meet them and/or learn their
views and qualifications for the offices they are seeking:
The Darke County Republican Womens Club has invited all Republican
candidates to its Meet the Candidates Forum, Monday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m.,
Chestnut Village Center, Brethren Retirement Community.
The Darke County Republican Mens Club will be inviting all Republican
candidates for its traditional pre-election Meet the Candidates Forum,
Saturday, Feb. 18, 8 a.m., Employee Dining Room, Brethren Retirement
County News Online has sent questionnaires to each candidate in the
contested countywide races. The questionnaire addresses the following:
Name; office seeking; personal and professional background; the duties
and candidate’s qualifications for the office; the top three challenges
of the office and how the candidate can address them better than
his/her opponent; and a brief summary on why the candidate should
receive your vote.
Deadline for receipt of the answered questionnaires is midnight Sunday,
Feb. 12. Anticipated publication for each race is scheduled for Feb.
14, 15 and 16.
Finally, the Darke County League of Women Voters will be holding its
traditional Candidates’ Night Forum on Monday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m., at the
American Legion on Ohio Street. Videos will be presented to cable
subscribers on Channel Five prior to the election. To see the story,
All other countywide races are unopposed. They are: Darke County
Prosecutor Kelly Ormsby, III (R), Darke County Sheriff Toby Spencer
(R), Darke County Recorder Linda Stachler (R), Darke County Treasurer
Scott Zumbrink (D), Darke County Engineer Jim Surber (D), and Darke
County Coroner Timothy Kathman (R).
Voters will also be asked to vote for their Central Committee members
on March 6. Some of the Republican races are contested: #4 Greenville
City 2-A: Robert Berger or Doris Howdieshell; #18 Franklin Township:
Micki Miller Earwood or Sue Johnson Park; #22 Greenville Twp. West B:
Jim Ward or Robert A. Foster (Write-In).
There will be a number of Write-In Central Committee candidates, which
means they won’t actually appear on the ballot. You will be able to get
a list from your voting precinct and must type in the name of your
Remember that in Ohio, primaries are Party Contests held for voters in
each party to choose their representatives in the November General
Election. You will have to ask for a Republican or Democrat (or other)
ballot in order to vote for a candidate in that party.
Since County News Online is a media outlet and not a participant in
either party, all candidates will be treated equally and provided equal
access to promote their candidacies. No candidate will be endorsed or
in any other way promoted by CNO. Also, CNO will observe the
traditional “cooling off” period for all local candidates. No editorial
content will be published on behalf of any local candidate after the
March 2 edition of County News Online.
To see all candidates for the March 6 Primary at the Darke County Board
of Elections, click here
To download the list of candidates from the Darke County Board of
Elections, click here